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Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)

Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Though the Pixel looks the same as its predecessor, it feels like a big improvement, thanks to its tripled battery life and lower price. Chrome OS has come a long way too, to the point where the idea of doing everything online doesn't seem like as crazy an idea as it once did. That said, as well-designed as the Pixel is, $999 is a lot to pay for a laptop that only runs Chrome OS, especially when comparable Mac and Windows machines can run all manner of desktop apps -- including the Chrome browser.

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Pros
  • Beautiful, high-res display
  • Incredible build quality
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
  • Long battery life, charges quickly
  • Mix of regular and USB Type-C ports
Cons
  • Chrome OS has come a long way, but still has limitations
  • Still feelsexpensive for what it is
  • No real change in the thickness or weight

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80
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 2
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
12.8522
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Linux
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
2.219
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Maximum battery life
Up to 1220
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Maximum battery life
Midsize
12.8522
Other
Linux
Core i5
2.219
81
Trackpad
Up to 1220

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

90
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
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